The days of buying expensive enterprise storage systems are quickly ending. With the advent of NVMeoF and many storage head functions like snapshots, RAID, and failover now covered in operating systems, companies can create petabyte scale enterprise storage systems with industry leading performance using their own infrastructure.
PSM enables administrators to set up and manage remote NVMe storage enclosures using commercial servers and Ethernet network interface cards in minutes. Using NVMeoF TCP/IP or RDMA transports remote SSDs can be presented as locally attached drives to application servers with millions of IOPs and GB’s/s of bandwidth – making it difficult to tell the storage is actually remote.
PSM provides dashboards and alerts along with easy-to-follow dashboards that monitor the entire platform health – a single view of all your hardware, storage, operating system, and application health. Drives can be assigned at the namespace level allowing large drives to be shared among application servers. Connecting, hot swapping, and adding/removing SSDs are supported.
For customers already using small NVMeoF environments who want to expand to a larger managed environment, PSM can discover your current installations and grow from there. PSM will also recommend where to place drives and NICs to optimize performance based on your server architectures.
The Paladian SureConnect™ software ensures your data is collected securely by tracking the robustness of the cluster fabric and the health of its Ethernet and PCIe connections. During routine maintenance in a data center, cabling can be damaged. SureConnect™ periodically checks that the connections are operating properly within the transmission guidelines. If SureConnect™ determines a link has errors or a high rate of re-transmissions it will automatically transfer the connection to a backup path and notify the administrator. In large clusters the application software may cause a server to go down or disconnect. The cluster servers typically manage their own data. It can be time consuming to reconnect to the data or recreate stale data once a server is restarted. In case of large drives this can take several days before the system is stable again. SureConnect™ allows this storage to be reassigned automatically to another hot server so that there is no noticeable effect on the cluster’s operation and risk of additional errors causing a total application shutdown.
Ansible/Docker/Kubernetes Environment (ADK) – Simplifying cluster environments, minimizing maintenance, and enabling smooth upgrades is critical to analytics and IoT clusters. Finding professionals to manage these clusters is difficult and keeping these engineers trained on the latest updates is an issue. This is particularly hard when running multiple applications on a cluster which may interact and require specific security implementations. Paladian has developed the ADK environment to make deploying and managing these platforms as simple as specifying the requirements in a unified spreadsheet format and linking to the custom configuration features of choice. Updating the environments is as simple as modifying parameters in the configuration files and running an update ADK script, to orchestrate a simultaneous update for all the relevant applications in the preferred order.
The Paladian Watchman™ software monitors your IoT data flows to ensure normal measurements or events and that your sources continue to operate within requested performance parameters. This module uses machine learning routines to establish baselines, tracks that periodic measurements or events are returned regularly, verifies that the data is within bounds using the established baselines, highlights any anomalies, and determines if that the data is trending towards an excursion – results that often are difficult to observe when running routine dashboards or reports. The Paladian machine learning routines (Watchman™) provide streaming analysis, data consolidation/deduplication and monitoring.